Conservation of wading birds

Colonial Waterbird Society Bulletin
20th Annual Meeting of the Colonial Waterbird Society, Charleston, SC., October 16-20.


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The conservation and management of wading birds has received considerable attention over the past twenty years, through research, population monitoring, habitat protection, and through activities of specialist groups devoted to all three groups, the herons, ibises and allies, and flamingos. While populations are best known in North America, greatest advances in knowledge may have come in Australasia. The status of most species and many populations is now sufficiently known to allow assessment of risk. Conservation and management techniques allow creation of global and regional action plans for conservation of many species. Global action plans are being developed, but few regional plans have been undertaken. Management of nesting sites is now particularly well appreciated. Although known in broad stroke, much remains to be learned about managing feeding habitat. Problems related to disturbance, conflict with humans, habitat loss, contaminants and other environmental stresses remain for some species and many populations. New challenges lie in creating conservation action that account for genetic stocks.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Conservation of wading birds
Series title Colonial Waterbird Society Bulletin
Volume 20
Issue 2
Year Published 1996
Language English
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 46 (abstract)
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Colonial Waterbird Society Bulletin
First page 46 (abs)
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